Every day, all around Queensland and beyond, individuals and families are affected by violence inflicted by someone close to them. Women and children, in particular, suffer the consequences of domestic, family and sexual violence. Yet, ultimately this violence impacts on all of us, in communities, workplaces and other settings. If we can better understand this violence through research, and better respond to this violence through education, QCDFVR hopes to contribute to a safer society for all.

Review of the Rockhampton Integrated Service Response

Description

In 2018- 2019, QCDFVR undertook a review of the effectiveness of the integrated service response being established and maintained in Rockhampton. The final report outlined several recommendations for implementation. QCDFVR will undertake a short review to identify the progress made in response to the recommendations in the June 2019 Final Report.

Timeline

December 2019 – February 2020

Sponsor

Child Safety, Youth and Women

Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Services

QCDFVR will undertake an evaluation of the new services building on the review and theory of change workshop undertaken in 2018/19, to identify the progress and effectiveness of this type of service response.

Timeline

July 2019- May 2020

Sponsor

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Experiencing or using Domestic and Family Violence in Townsville

In 2018/19 a new model was proposed to the department that would influence practice of existing services to make them more culturally appropriate when responding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People Experiencing or using Domestic and Family Violence. QCDFVR will evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the new model including its influence on service delivery practice.

Timeline

July 2019- June 2021

Sponsor

Department of Child Safety, Women and Youth

Responses to Female Perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence

QCDFVR will explore contemporary practice and evidence in responding to women who have been identified as perpetrators of domestic and family violence, including those that following further assessment are identified as the person most in need of protection.

Timeline

July 2019- January 2020

Sponsor

Department of Child Safety, Women and Youth